A University of West England computer scientist has created bio-wires with lettuce that could lead the way for biological computers and bio-robots.
Andrew Adamatzky bridged two conductive aluminum foil electrodes with lettuce seedlings and then placed them in drops of distilled water. After applying the electrical potential between the electrodes, he was able to calculate the amount of energy produced relative to the energy put in. Through tests, the output potential of the bio-wires was calculated to be about 1.5 to 2 volts less than the input potential.
Read more about the potential how these bio-wires could lead to the development of bio-robots.